“Round she spun, reeling under the impact, filled with reeking brimstone, shipmates pitching out her, bobbing around like Seahawks swept along by the whitecaps past the trim black hull and the god cut short their journey home forever” (Odyssey 12. 448-452). The harsh punishment describes the ship as a she who’s shipmates dive out of the burning ship like Seahawks as the Zeus again hinders Odysseus and his men from going home. The theme of disobedience is very prominent in this episode. The poor choices Odysseus makes as well as his foolish men.
The reason I believed this, is because something similar happened to him near the beginning of His adventure. During his quarrel with the Cyclops, Odysseus had the option to kill the Cyclops in his sleep, but instead he overcame the rage and realized that they needed him for another task. “My heart beat high now at the chance of action, and drawing the sharp sword from my hip I went along his flank to stab him where the midriff holds the liver. I had touched the spot when sudden fear stayed me: if I killed him we perished there as well, for we could never move his ponderous doorway slab. (Homer, 758-764) This showed that Odysseus is capable of preventing his emotions take the best of
The first time this happened was on Ismaros, when his men refused to leave- “On the spot I told them: ‘back, and quickly! Out to sea again! My men were mutinous, fools, on stores of wine. Sheep after sheep they butchered by the surf, and shambling cattle, feasting- while fugitives went inland, running to call to arms the main force of Cicones.”(Homer, 155-160) Only thanks to the strength of his army were they able to decimate the Cicone soldiers and escape, albeit with their numbers drastically reduced. The men likely would not have held their beach, had Odysseus been a weaker leader.
He had his men divide the women equally and told them to share them all. Odysseus stayed on an island with the time distorting goddess Calypso who loved Odysseus a lot and didn’t want him to leave so he decided to stay instead of going home he stayed there until he wanted to go back home. “I stormed the place and killed the men who fought. Plunder we took, and we took, and we enslaved the women, to make division, equal shares to all.” I think that Odysseus does not deserve to be a literary hero because he has done so many bad things to so many people that didn’t deserve to be hurt or killed. This is worth consideration because Odysseus doesn’t deserve to be a literary hero because of how he treated his men and others without respect, kindness, bravery, and he definitely did not put his life on the line to save others he put others lives’ on the line to save his
When Tybalt comes looking for Romeo, he runs into Mercutio. Because of his big mouth, Mercutio gets himself killed. Romeo does not retaliate to Tybalt’s taunting, though when he identifies Mercutio’s death, Romeo is eager to find Mercutio some company, “Alive in triumph, and Mercutio slain? / Away to heaven respective lenity / And fire-eyed fury be my conduct now! / Now, Tybalt, take the ‘villian’ back again / That late thou gavest me; for Mercutio’s soul / Is but a little way above our heads, / Staying for thine to keep him company.
In Homer’s epic poem “The Odyssey”, Homer has successfully used his knowledge of epithets to paint a picture in the reader’s mind that visualizes Odysseus as a godly being. Throughout the story Odysseus has been constantly referred to as “wily” and “godlike”. Although through his actions Odysseus has exhibited more behaviors that are usually associated with the behavior of mortal men and not of the gods. Such as in the 5th book after he has landed on an unknown island, and after he has regained his consciousness, “He turned away from the river, sank into a bed of rushes, and kissed the good earth (5.468-469)””. With the words “bed of rushes” empathizing on the cruel nature of the land he has just entered.
Unfortunately, I knew that Odyssey would choose me along with a few other crewmen to come along with him to explore the Island of the Cyclopes. He has always trusted me and knows I will have his back, however, Odysseus, master of many exploits always tends to get himself into trouble. Hopefully this will not be one of those times. The other crewmen chosen for the journey and I watch as Odysseus’s grabs a skin of wine he had gotten from Maron, Euanthes’ son, a priest of Apollo, lord of Ismarus, because he had rescued him, his wife, and kids. Then we all board a small boat and make our way to probe the natives living there.
Odysseus was smart enough to realize his own limitations due to him saying, “So all rowed on, until the Sirens dropped under the sea rim, and their singing dwindled away. My faithful company rested on their oars no, peeling off the wax that I had laid thick on their ears, then set me free” (Homer 978). Odysseus was willing to save his crew from dying first than himself even though he knew he wanted to hear the Sirens sing. Demonstrating the act of putting beeswax in his crew 's ears showed his intelligence with the
“Though you proved smart enough when you killed my cattle when you were small—this time you take it too far. Even your minced words could not cover up the grave sin you’ve committed.” “I’d do it again if I could. I’m always up for a challenge.” Hermes vowed. Turning away from Apollo he sat once more, fiddling with the pick he had fashioned to release his
THE TEMPEST – SHAKESPEARE 1. How does Shakespeare indicate the level of chaos in the first scene of Act I? This opening scene certainly contains spectacle, in the form of the howling storm tossing the little ship about and threatening to kill the characters before the play has even begun. The play begins with a “noise of thunder and lightning”. The first word, “Boatswain!” immediately indicates that the scene is the deck of a ship, and the characters rush frantically in and out, often with no purpose.
One of the pirates grabbed an ax and began chopping away. After two of the three masts fell, the pirates and the captive crew all huddled together in desperation to hear one of the literate men on the ship The pirates and sailors on the Mary Anne were relieved when daybreak arrived. The ship ran a ground on a small island south of Eastham, and it being low tide they could actually jump down from the ship onto dry ground. The pirates picked up at the point where they were so rudely interrupted by continuing to drink down the wine that survived the storm. Samuel Bellamy died on April 26,1717 His fleet was hit by an intense storm, completely capsizing and destroying his ship, the Whydah.
After the expedition was compelled to travel along the gulf coast in bad ships, one ship was placed under the joint command of Alonso Castillo Maldonado and Andrés Dorantes de Carranza. In about a month of sailing disaster struck and they lost one ship to the sea. We landed somewhere and de Vaca ordered his crew, which he starved, to start killing natives or we wouldn’t get anything to eat, he didn’t feed us anyways and we continued to massacre natives for
Many men and women began furiously chopping holes in their parlor floors to hopefully admit water and to anchor their homes in place. The winds remain at a sustained 150 miles per hour and had gust up to two hundred miles per hour. “The sea followed. Galveston became Atlantis.” Waves swept through neighborhoods taking houses and families with them. One resident describes
Find this monster and destroy the head with red eyes, While the golden eyed head is the only way you 'll escape with your lives." With that, Athena vanished and his men awoke. After consuming the seaweed Odysseus shared what Athena had told him. "Men, have we not been in this crisis before? We have completed task upon task without
I drove them, every one of the three wailing, to the shipsâ"(page). Regardless of what had happened, Odysseus never abandoned his men. On the other hand, in light of the fact that the three men were not in their right personalities, Odysseus needed to go and recover them. Odysseus ' constancy to his men is additionally appeared through this quote, "She ate them as they screeched there, in her lair, in the critical hook, coming to still for me and spooky compassion ran me through at that sight far the most noticeably awful I ever